With the crispy, cold weather rolling in, scarves are making more and more of a wardrobe appearance. They’re great staples for any style - from bandannas to thick, woolly, knitted numbers, scarves make an impact. All while adding warmth.
Personally, I’ve got all these great scarves, but what do I do with them?
How to Style:
- Pair something silky with skirts and dresses. Think 1960s French New Wave films.
- Make like a bandit. Tie a bandanna around your neck.
- Get cozy in winter with plush knits in bright and neutral tones. These accessories match up great against wool tights.
- Pattern play. Use various textures and colors to bring out your style.
- Thin, narrow, and light scarves also make great headbands.
- Wrap the same silk scarves around your wrists for a gypsy bracelet/cuff.
- Big silk scarves can be tied around the waist for a belted motif.
- Don’t stray from metallics - they pop, add a hint of jazz, and glamor. I like adding metallic tones when I want to feel colorful but feel a bit too shy to bust out a myriad of bright hues.
- Don’t be afraid of color! Go for bold and vivid.
- Vary lengths and widths. Circle or eternity scarves, long and straight, wide and thick.
Here’s some key places to snag some pretty little wraps:
I collect (and make!) scarves from all different areas. It’s enjoyable and really gives my clothing a different twist.
- Thrift stores. Feeling like digging? I’ve gotten quite a few from here for a dollar or two. Unique patterns and vintage finds alike. Not to mention cheap.
- Department stores. Keep an eye out for seasonal sales (great for stocking up!)
- Get crafty! Do you like to knit? Crochet? This is a great place to get your DIY on with simple and easy-to-do patterns. Also think in unorthodox aspects - cut up old tees, dresses, or skirts.
- For cheap thrills, comb over the junior stores like Forever21 to try new ideas on the inexpensive side.